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. i think we can do that. i am equally certain republicans in congress will not support tax increases, either directly or indirectly. front door or back door. asking american workers to send more of their paychecks to washington will hurt growth. similarly, taking more tax dollars from job creators will result in fewer jobs. i agree exactly with what senator grassley said, the $600 billion tax hike that came with the fiscal cliff legislation at the end of last year was our tax hike. we have gotten the tax hike, and we will not support another one. let's explore representative cole's idea of an expedited tax reform process to get us the pro-growth tax policies that will give us the additional revenue we need. lastly, let's explore enacting the mandatory savings contained in president obama's own budget. president obama has outlined budget savings in the entitlement programs that were courageous, difficult, but they do not cut benefits. these proposals do not cut social security. they do not cut medicaid. no one is suggesting, as has been alluded to, suggested by some members of this c
for that with an equal mix of spending cuts and revenue caused by wasteful tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest americans and corporations. so getting a bipartisan deal to replace quest racial is going to require compromise. there is no way around it. i am going into this budget conference ready to agree to some tough spending cuts that unlike the quester -- sequester caps that disappear in 2022, will be locked into law. i know there are some republicans that would be interested in swapping some of the infish and damaging sequester cuts with programs that would save many multiples of cuts over the decades. i'm ready to listen to their ideas. as long as they are fair for seen yoirs and their families, i'm ready to make some concessions to get a deal. commowmies runs both ways. while we scour programs to find responsible savings, republicans are also going to work with us to scour the bloated tax code and close some wasteful tax loopholes and special interest subsidies. it is unfair and unacceptable to ask seniors and family to bear this burden alone. these are nothing more than wasteful spending
tax rates. great infrastructure. we have done all the things we think we can do to help this be a great productive work environment, but there are certain things that are out of control that dramatically impact jobs in tennessee. when i hear manufacturers tell us, we love being in tennessee and we love the work environment, but if we had this agreement in place, we could produce x more jobs. it is frustrating to me as a governor because it is something that is out of my control, but it is critical for me to lend that voice, whether it is in washington or anywhere else, to raise it. we have worked hard to set up a great working environment in tennessee. we think we have it. there are certain things that are beyond our control. >> so i understand everyone on this panel is an enthusiast to these agreements, but we want to be clearheaded about some of the competitive costs. in the construction-mining business, what you see as the competitiveness that would come from -- imports would be less expensive? what are the challenges you will face of some of these deals come to be? >
was talking about an opportunity society, talking about low tax rates, trying to help everyone be their best in america. coming from where i came from, it all kind of resonated little bit. i've got 11 brothers and sisters. my dad owned a bar. i got brothers and sisters on every rung of the economic ladder. the idea of an opportunity society was kind of who i was. over the course of the 1970s and 1980s, these two people, especially during the 1970s -- by the end of the 1970s, i was a republican -- i had a reagan bumper sticker on in 1980 during the primary. sorry, jeb. in 1988, i found myself a manchester -- in a manchester, new hampshire, if you will recall. in february of 1988, a lowly state rep, business guy goes to manchester, new hampshire to my buddy jack kemp. i was at this dinner with jack and joanne. there were a bunch of these big- time congressmen. the next day, i got my assignment to knock on doors. i was assigned to go to the city dump. i thought, what the hell is this? i went to the dump because in manchester, new hampshire, they don't pick up garbage. you have to take it to the
are as a country. for everybody to see. think about it -- we can keep wasteful corporate tax giveaways that working folks don't get, or we can close those loopholes and use that money to pay for things that actually create jobs. we could keep harmful cuts to education programs, or we could give more kids a head start. hire more teachers in math and science and help more kids afford a college education. we can keep doling out corporate welfare, or we can invest in renewable energy that creates jobs and lowers carbon pollution. priorities, choices, that is what this is about. and the stakes for the middle class couldn't be higher. if we don't pick the right priorities now, make the right choices now, we could hinder growth and opportunity for decades and leave our children with something less. that includes the obsession with cutting just for the sake of cutting. that doesn't help our economy grow. it will hold us back. remember, our deficits are getting smaller, not bigger. on my watch their falling at the fastest pace in 60 years. that gives us room to fix our long-term debt problems without sticki
group --a decade attempt rates great something like 5 billion dollars of recurring tax revenue for government at all levels without raising taxes. it creates a burst of optimism in my mind an opportunity that people will take and perhaps build new coalitions to discard the old way of doing things and build new coalitions for america to begin solving our other problems. the fourth thing i would suggest is that no amount of good policy will matter if we don't focus on a shared believe of strong families and faith as a backbone of any american renewal. [applause] unfortunately, we have a crisis on the family front. the latest census numbers reflect this fact. 42% out of wedlock or thread. breathtakingthe statistics that describes family life in america today. the family structure in the united states as we have known it for centuries is crumbling. those on the left call for another government program. payment.r a rule or regulation as a solution. you know the government cannot -- the kind of people we become is determined not by the government, but by the nature of our families, c
.a.o. is releasing a report. it just shows some 8,400 people receive security clearances, while they had tax debts, which is a vulnerability, got security clearances. and the vast majority of those were top secret security clearances. so our process is obviously broken, not complete, and not adequate. until this year, o.p.m. did not even have the means to debarring persons or falsified background checks, worse o.p.m. i.g. recommended 22 individuals, have received no answer on 14 cases and informed the other eight will not be debarred. something is very wrong. it's unlikely a stricter clearance process would have prevented a deranged individual from committing murder. but this event should be a catalyst for congress to ways they grant access to sensitive material. two problems, one, there is way too much stuff that's classified that doesn't need to be classified. and number two, there's way too many security clearances approved. so if you markedly increase the amount of material that doesn't need to be classified, you have to increase the number of people. we need to address both problems. i look f
housing credit assistance. and tax credit assistance tax credit exchange was a way to offset declining investors interested in to housing tax credit. i was done by some of my democratic colleagues. i want to thank your office for working with us on that. >> thank you. >> thank you and i yield back. >> i want to be clear at the outset that fha has been very for a lot of my constituents, first-time homebuyers, low income home buyers, to achieve the american dream. it has been incredibly helpful for them. i don't want to underestimate how important the program has been for people who live in central and northern wisconsin. it has been a very helpful program. picked up a little bit of concern on our side of the aisle and i think our westration here is that when have testimony, we continually bring up concerns about the .apital reserve ratio it hasn't been met, we are concerned about bailouts. it seems every time we get we areny from the agency told that it is sunshine and roses and tulips and unicorns, everything is great. we look at the numbers and say that is not true. we think it is far
as an argument if taxes, we're not to get anywhere. the way to raise revenue, from our perspective, is to grow the economy, to get people back to work. we need to write a tax code that oesn't stifle the economy. house republicans and democrats are doing -- are working together to do just that. focus our energy on a better budget. our goal is to grow family budgets . to do that, we need to get this economy growing. over 90 million americans are on the sidelines. many people have not had a job in six months. household income is down significantly. e may disagree as to why the economy isn't growing, but i hope we agree that the status quo is not acceptable. let's work together to provide real relief for families. if we get control of our debt, we will help the economy, we will restore confidence in washington. the bar is pretty low right now. let's see if we can clear it. we'll restore confidence in our government if we do that. today the fed is keeping interest rates unusually low. if we lock in structural reforms now, we will help keep interest rates low, which will help our economy. this oppor
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